The white color is a must. For some, white is not even a color as it is obvious. It is a neutral tone that is neither soothing nor exciting. Yet it gives its beauty to all the other colors. By its purity, it visually enlarges the space and gives a sense of depth to small areas. In decoration, it attenuates the clear separations, the physical borders. It is a timeless color that, if you look closely, is used in all interiors. White has a very strong symbolism. It is associated with light. Because it reflects it, where the other colors will absorb it.
Needless to say, all colors go really well with white because white is a neutral. All the colors you can think of: blue, red, yellow, orange, purple, etc. This article aims to show you the variety of possibilities that exist.
Think of white for what it is – a blank page, an immaculate backdrop, a blank surface. Whatever color you pair it with, it creates contrast. Or intense, which aims to energize the room and its decoration. Or in halftone, which gives a chic and cozy atmosphere, very soothing. With its alter ego, black, you will have yet another effect.
Where do we find the colors in the rooms of his house?
Small memo of the places that can take the white color or the color that you are going to associate with it:
- the walls of your room and their coating, in particular paint or wallpaper, etc.
- the floor of your room and its covering, in particular vinyl or carpet, etc.
- the furniture in your room, i.e. cupboards, tables, chests of drawers, sofas, shelves, etc.
- the fabrics in your room such as cushions, curtains and bed linen, etc.
- the lights in your room such as halogen lamps, bedside lamps, etc.
White in combination for endless possibilities
White paired with another color is anything but boring. It is a vibrant and luminous color that offers endless decorating possibilities. You can pair it with natural hues, neutral colors or bright hues, it’s never cold. Get inspired by the colors below.
Even if it means choosing pink, you might as well take it on frankly. Candy pink is the color full of energy par excellence. This is not the most discreet. However, associating white with candy pink is no problem. It is a perfect combination for a child’s bedroom or for a playroom. It is a combination that would be very suitable for a creative workshop or a DIY workshop. It’s at the same time light, luminous, almost amusing. And then, if you add shades of copper or gold, it’s even prettier!
Along the same lines, you can opt for a vibrant orange. It is a very lively and cheerful color to pair with your white. Both original and full of personality, this color duo is perfect in the kitchen. Or you can, as with the candy pink, reserve it for a playroom.
Blue, in decoration as elsewhere, is one of the most popular colors, whatever its shade. It’s relaxing and versatile, and when it comes to a sky shade, pairing it with white will make it pop and shine. Think of the associations in nature: a pretty blue sky and a few white clouds, beautiful turquoise waves caressing the white sand. These two colors form a harmonious couple that evokes a soothing paradise and a relaxing nature.
It is a very unique color. Intense, lively, it is a luminous color. Combined with white, it offers a remarkable style. It’s a bold mix. Since it instantly grabs attention, it should be used sparingly. Harmony and elegance are the keys to showcasing this color duo.
Shades of beige
White married to different shades of beige brings a lot of softness to an interior. For a living room or a bedroom, this association transforms them into a cocoon. If you want to play the card of subtlety and sophistication, this could be a good choice.
Do you want a refreshing atmosphere? Whatever your room, combine white with navy blue for a sophisticated side. It may sound traditional, nautical, aquatic, deja vu. However, this combination continues to reinvent itself due to new shades of blue.
For a neutral yet stylish choice, try contrasting white with a pretty chocolate brown. It’s quite classic but less expected than the combination of black and white. Think about it for an industrial type decoration because the brown of the leather softens the rest of the decoration. And the white walls illuminate the chocolate brown furniture.
Soft and pure, it is a color that associated with white works in all rooms of the house. Neither too “girly” nor too kitsch, it creates relaxation and openness in the room where you have chosen to highlight it. This duo is perfectly in place in a bathroom.
Do you dislike the color? Do you want exclusively black and white? Know that a black and white palette is timeless and classic. Although sober, it offers many decorative possibilities: Scandinavian spirit, bohemian chic, design and contemporary, etc. Many white cushions on a plain black sofa, it’s a modern and cozy choice.